Thursday, July 28, 2011

Islamophobia Rears its Ugly Head Again

Actually, the only place you're going to find that awful potentially deadly malady, Islamophobia, is in the mainstream press. According to this article in USA Today, (and I'm guessing it's echoed across the MSM, we'd better all beware of the rising tide of anti-Islamic right wing extremism that's feeding off of all the anti-Jihad groups and blogs.
Some British mosques are boosting security after Norway's horrific massacre was traced to a man who fears Muslims are taking over Europe — an attack that exposed a failure to root out Islamophobia that has bled into the European mainstream.

European government leaders may even be feeding fears of Islam through measures such as bans on face veils on the streets, aimed at appeasing a non-Muslim majority wary about the continent's rising Muslim population.
Of course the over 17,000 Islamic terrorist attacks had nothing to do with Islam or the Qu'ran, just lone nuts perverting a religion of peace. It's only the pernicious anti-jihad writings that drive people to shoot up groups of young adults and blow up government buildings.

I complain about the double standard the MSM demonstrates when it comes to Israel, but it's not just Israel. It's anything that disagrees with their perverted world view. They've misinterpreted reality in order to minimize terror attacks by Muslims, while exaggerating the danger from those scary right wing extremists. In addition to the 17,000 deadly Islamic terror attacks since 9/11, there are also the ones that were broken up before they could come to fruition. I suppose those don't count, because the jihadists based their attacks on passages and commandments from the Qu'ran while ignoring or not even being aware of guys like Robert Spencer. Israel, in this case, is just a symptom of the problem. It's a lonely outpost of Western Civilization in the midst of Islamic barbarism. Since the Left romanticizes the barbarism that they don't have to live with, but only read about and excuse, Israel becomes the problem. It, like the rest of Western Civilization, ends up on the wrong end of the double standard.

The people who pass off Islamic terror attacks against Israel are in mourning over the terror attack in Norway. The irony is that the people who were murdered in Uyota were working to destroy Israel. While I think this massacre was a monstrous act committed by a truly evil individual, the victims too, were on the side of evil. They were destroyed by the same kind of monster they support when it's aimed at Israel. Check out the photo and article here. Glenn Beck was pilloried for comparing them to Hitler Youth, but their aim was the same.

We also have weasel words from the Norwegian ambassador comparing this massacre with anti-Israel terror attacks.
In an interview with the Israeli daily Maariv, Norway's ambassador to Israel Svein Sevje patiently explained that he wanted to "outline the similarity and the difference in the two cases."

Palestinians, the ambassador told Maariv, "are doing this because of a defined goal that is related to the Israeli occupation. There are elements of revenge against Israel and hatred of Israel. To this you can add the religious element to their actions."

"In the case of the terror attack in Norway, the murderer had an ideology that says that Norway, particularly the Labor Party, is forgoing Norwegian culture," Sevje said, referring to Anders Breivik.

"We Norwegians consider the occupation to be the cause of the terror against Israel," he said. "Those who believe this will not change their mind because of the attack in Oslo."

This came after Israel was one of the first countries to reach out to Norway after the attacks and offer its condolences and assistance.
I'd like to feel more sympathetic toward the Norwegians in their hour of trauma, but I can't. They've embraced the evil of anti-Semitism and they've taken sides against the West, allowing and almost welcoming the Islamic conquest of their country. They ignore the fact that their granddaughters will be forced to dress "modestly" and their grandsons will be dhimmi. That's some legacy to leave your family. But rather than look that far ahead, we can see degradation of Norwegian society in what's happening right now.
Every rape in Oslo the past 5 years, where the rapist could be identified, was committed by a male of non-western background.

In Oslo all sexual assaults involving rape in the past year has been committed by males of non-western background this was the conclusion of a police report published today. This means that every single rape assault in the last five years, where the rapist could be identified, he was a man of foreign origin.
Non-western, in this case meaning The Religion We're Not Supposed to Think About When Talking About Rape or Terrorism. And the problem has been growing. Back in 2001, only 2 out of 3 rapes were committed by Muslims. Of course, rather than expecting the invading Muslims - uh - I mean non-western immigrants to modify their antisocial behavior, Norwegians, descendents of the vikings (who would not have put up with this crap and are puking up their mead in Valhalla if they're looking down on their pusillanimous offspring), are being encouraged to modify their behavior.
The explosion in the number of rape charges in Oslo involved immigrant perpetrators, which were mostly Muslims. In 2001 a police study noticed that two out of three persons charged with rape in Oslo were “immigrants from a non-western background.” A glance at Norway’s population statistics shows between 3 and 4 times more immigrants living in Oslo than any other Norwegian city.

Yet Unni Wikan, a professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, said in 2001 that because Muslim men found their manner of dress provocative:

“Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes.”

The professor’s conclusion was not that Muslim men living in the West needed to adjust to Western norms, but the exact opposite:

“Norwegian women must realise that we live in a multi-cultural society and adapt themselves to it.”
In a 2001 debate about the culture of rape amongst Muslim immigrants in Norway, Wikan said that Norwegian women were ‘blind and naive’ towards non-Western immigrants;

“I will not blame the rapes on Norwegian women, but Norwegian women must understand that we live in a multicultural society and adapt themselves to it.”
“Norwegian women must take their share of responsibility for these rapes” (for example, by not inviting into their homes Muslim men with little knowledge of Norwegian culture).

Once they allow themselves to be totally cowed, we might as well say good bye to their art and society. As long as Israel and the United States don't succumb to the same self-destructive mode of thought evident in Norway, there will still be a remnant of freedom left, although the Progressives will still be fighting against that freedom.

As for Norway, sorry, but you reap what you sow.

UPDATE: Read What Debbie Schlussel has to say too.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Non-Profit AARP is Making a Huge Profit

I never was really clear on how non-profits stayed in business. I never bothered to do the research. I just wondered, is it through donations? Government largesse? Or something sinister and malevolent? I now have my answer for AARP. Even though I've been receiving their mailings for years, I've never become a member. Not because I'm not old enough (I am), but because they're nothing more than another pressure and lobbying group, in this case for the elderly - and not quite as elderly as they think I am yet. The fact that they reside in Obama's back pocket, pimping for Obamacare, and then hypocritically getting a waiver to avoid participating in it, caused me to start sending back their self-addressed stamped envelope. Not that one 44 cent stamp will set them back very much when they're making millions secretly selling their members' information.
Susan Salisbury/ Cox Newspapers

West Palm Beach, Fla. — Most people think of AARP, the senior citizen advocacy group, as a way to get discounts on everything from dining and entertainment to insurance.

What is not well-known is that the nonprofit formerly called the American Association of Retired Persons makes more than $650 million a year in royalties for delivering its 40 million members to businesses, according to a congressional report issued in March.

In almost every case, the agreements are secret.

But a May bankruptcy of a retail hearing aid company based in West Palm Beach opened the door to just how lucrative these deals are.

According to documents obtained by the Palm Beach Post, in 2008 Hear-USA agreed to pay $7.6 million a year to become the sole provider of hearing aids to AARP's members. After further negotiations, that provision was eliminated and replaced with a requirement that it pay a $55 royalty fee on each hearing aid sold. That has amounted to more than $660,000.

In addition, the agreement required HearUSA to spend $4.4 million a year promoting the program, donate 1,000 hearing aids a year to disadvantaged people and donate $250,000 to AARP's education fund.

Fewer than three months ago, Stephen Hansbrough, then HearUSA chairman and chief executive officer, resigned, and the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. HearUSA is scheduled to be auctioned Friday.

Royalty payments with, primarily, insurance companies comprise 46 percent of AARP's income, according to a March report, "Behind the Veil: The AARP America Doesn't Know," issued by U.S. Reps Wally Herger, R-Calif., and Dave Reichert, R-Wash.

HearUSA officials would not talk about the AARP agreement.

AARP spokeswoman Elly Spinweber declined a request for an interview with AARP officials about the agreement, citing HearUSA's "ongoing legal proceedings."

But wait! There's more! Yes, there's always more. This "non-profit", in reality makes a huge annual profit anyway. They also sell insurance. People complain about how sleazy insurance companies are, but they can't compare to the sleaziness of AARP.
The AARP made over a half billion in profits last year, selling ‘low cost’ insurance and other goodies to seniors. But that’s nothing.”

Martin went on to explain how Obamacare, which the AARP actively advocated for, damages the AARP’s biggest competitor, Medicare Advantage. He adds that the AARP is likely to make millions, if not billions, more dollars in the coming years because it can sell many more Medigap plans without competition.

“Now the cash register will ring even louder as these money-hungry merchants fleece the elderly,” Martin said. “AARP was the single most powerful organization supporting ObamaCare, yet now they want out of the relationship, so that they can make millions selling Medi-gap insurance to the very seniors they betrayed. If there is a more clear example of corruption and hypocrisy, I’ve yet to see it in my over seven decades on the planet. That’s why we call them the Association Against Retired Persons.”
Especially when it comes to being an Obamapal, it ain't what ya know, it's who ya know, and how willing you are to sell out the people who place their trust in you. Thank you, but I will support my sleazy insurance companies over these vile Obama-ite scum any day.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Long Will This be Going On?

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of idiots such as those who made him their president.”
— This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2011.

So when does the United States get its balls back? And I ask that after being a good little citizen and not making a fuss when I wasn't allowed to accompany my 17 year old daughter into the airport. She'll be out of the country for a month, and I wanted to see her off. She's too old to be a minor, so I was out of luck. As I was walking out of the airport, I had the same thoughts that I'm sure millions of others have had - why? Why are we pandering to Islam like we weren't the most powerful nation the world has ever seen? Why are we expected to feel so guilty at being the recipients of generations of people who have, over the past two centuries created a society that has become the envy of the world so much so, that rather than try to emulate it and create wealth and plenty for all, these barbarian thugs work day and night to destroy it? And there are Americans who agree that we must tear it all down so that we can live as miserably as the poorest wretch in the in the most corrupt dictatorship we can imagine. What the hell happened to us?

Even those who don't want it torn down, still bow to the insanity of political correctness. What do we know about Islam and terrorism that we aren't allowed to say in public? And why aren't we allowed to say it? Oh yeah. We might humiliate the followers for the Religion of They're Not All Terrorists. So what?

Instead of admitting the well-documented, historically accurate, hysterically ignored connection, our government spends millions of dollars to create an airport security system specifically designed to humiliate the traveler. And they do it while apologizing to Muslims when one gets caught trying to game that system, by making it even more uncomfortable for the rest of us. Metal detectors? Sure. Take off your shoes? Of course. Only tiny amounts of liquids? You bet. Full body grope? Well . . . uh . . . I mean - Oh OK, it's for my own safety. I don't know much about Islamic humor (whether or not it's even allowed), but the imams and other Islamic authorities must laugh at us whenever they see an news article or an Internet photo of a young child groped, or a woman in a wheel chair being forced to remove her adult undergarment. Because, as we are repeatedly admonished, it's wrong to profile.

No it isn't. We force ourselves into this idiotic, suicidal situation for the express purpose of not humiliating the followers of Mohammed - who want us to abandon our freedoms and live under "enlightened" Sharia law. We could adopt the methods used by the Israelis at their airports. But that too would humiliate Muslims, wouldn't it? We wouldn't want that to happen. That would be Islamophobic.

But that's not the only problem. How many of us are buying appliances and cars dictated and designed by the environmental movement? Our children are being scared into believing that if they don't reduce their and our standard of living, the Earth will soon become uninhabitable and all the cute, cuddly animals (like polar bears) in the world will curl up and die. Politics of fear anyone?

And what happens when it does get hot outside? Take a day like today for instance? We get warnings. We have an ozone action day. We are advised how to dress and how to act while we're outside. Conversely, when the temperature dips low in the winter, we have cold advisories.

When I was growing up, there were these beings known as mothers who made sure that we were dressed properly for the weather before they threw us out of the house to play. When it was hot, we wore shorts. We played in the pool. When there was no pool, we played in the sprinkler. When we got hot and the sweat was poring down our faces from playing baseball, or football, or riding our bikes, or just chasing each other up and down the street, we drank out of the hose or we went in for a drink. Then we were kicked back outside. In the winter, wearing jackets, gloves, long johns, and boots, even though it was cold to the touch, we played with the snow. Can you believe it? We made snow men. We made snowballs and threw them at each other. And we did many other dangerous things out in the heat and the cold. Somehow, between our mothers and us, we figured out that if we're sweating, it's hot, and if our nose hairs are stiffening up when we breath, it's cold.

I'm going to end this post on a positive note. Somebody sent me the following video as an email. There are some Americans who still have balls, but we need to work together in order to reinvigorate our nation. We need to walk proudly with the understanding that not everyone is going to like us, especially if they are citizens of the 57 states - holy Obama, Batman - I mean of the 57 countries of the OIC. The only thing they deserve from us is a one finger salute. Hold all foreign aid, stop infiltration - I mean immigration - no I was right with infiltration, from any and all of these nations.

It's time to dump the Democrats. They are killing us slowly, but they will be the death of our nation.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Barack Carter? Jimmy Obama?

You watch. You decide. But make sure you watch. The worrisome part is trying to figure out which Republican can win the next election. So far, pickin's are mighty slim. Me? I'd go along with Ann Coulter in her quest to get Chris Christie to run, but the one I would vote for without holding my nose is Allen West, but he won't run in 2012. He's got this weird idea that he's beholden to his constituents to do the job they elected him to do. Now really, what planet is this guy from?

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Peanuts on Freedom

Maybe I'm reading too much into this cartoon, but this presents a perfect allegory for our country's present day condition.

"A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business."
Eric Hoffer

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Gas Prices

At their highest this Spring, gas prices around my neighborhood were a bit over $4.00 per gallon. Then they started going down. Last week they were $3.49, better, but still almost double what they should be.

So then, Barack "Smartest Man in the Room" "Don't Drill Here" Obama decided to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve, something that other presidents avoided doing even when prices spiked at $4.15 a gallon under the last Bush, but only releasing a few million barrels in response to Hurricane Katrina. Apparently those other presidents simply didn't have the mental agility, the sheer brain power that Mr. "Hope and Change" has when it comes to economic issues. Talking out of both sides of his ass, as always, we read,
Although the impending summer demand clearly has the Obama administration worried, the White House would not make any predictions about the effect that the release will have on prices at the pump.

“We’re not making predictions about market prices, which go up and down,” a senior administration official said. “This is about addressing the supply disruption and the prices will be what they are.”
Well, it's a good thing they didn't make any predictions, because back in my neighborhood, gas prices are now up to $3.79 a gallon. Thank you Barack Obama, Soooper Genius.

Now how about issuing some drilling permits so that the evil, greedy oil companies can get more oil to the market and perhaps knock down prices for us poor, beleaguered, overworked, underpaid, overcharged consumers.

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